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Gyurcsány criticised for attack on judges

Thursday, February 22nd, 2024

A pro-government columnist is outraged by the remarks of the leader of the Democratic Coalition about judges. READ MORE

US Ambassador receives judges again

Friday, November 17th, 2023

The main pro-government daily carries two columns lambasting the US Ambassador after he received leading figures of the National Juridical Council. They condemn Ambassador Pressman even more sharply than after the first such meeting a year ago (see BudaPost, November 3, 2022). READ MORE

Row continues over judges visiting the US embassy

Friday, November 4th, 2022

A left-wing commentator finds the accusations levelled at the two judges who met the US ambassador ridiculous, while a pro-government columnist condemns leftist outlets who take up the defence of the two judges as biased. READ MORE

US Ambassador receives two judges

Thursday, November 3rd, 2022

Pro-government outlets urge the two judges to resign, as they interpret their visit to the US Embassy as a political act. A liberal outlet quotes arguments to the contrary. READ MORE

Parliament elects controversial Supreme Court president

Wednesday, October 21st, 2020

A left-wing lawyer says the election of someone who has never been a judge to head the judicial hierarchy is unprecedented in the history of democratic Hungary. A legal philosopher remarks that those who don’t consider members of the Constitutional Court judges, in fact, deny the legitimacy of the Constitutional Court. READ MORE

Pedophile ex diplomat sentenced

Saturday, July 4th, 2020

A left-wing journalist thinks the light sentence carries the message that pro-government offenders can get away with lenient sanctions. A Fidesz MEP also fulminates against the leniency of the verdict but believes it is just one of a series of similarly soft rulings. READ MORE

Liberal pundit sees Handó as a bulwark of the rule of law

Monday, December 4th, 2017

In a surprising move, one of the government’s most unrelenting liberal critics takes up the defence of the President of the National Office for the Judiciary against attacks from both sides of the political dividing line. READ MORE

EU accused of double standards over judges’ retirement age

Friday, June 27th, 2014
A pro-government commentator trumpets the fact that Italian PM Renzi’s decision to lower the retirement age for judges has not been criticized as undemocratic by the European media and the EU, while a similar decision by Viktor Orbán three years ago provoked a harsh rebuke. READ MORE

The PM’s remark about death penalty

Monday, May 26th, 2014

A conservative columnist comments on PM Orbán’s remark about the death penalty points out that taking someone’s life is contrary to Christian values, even if such measures would help to save other lives through discouraging criminals from violent acts. READ MORE

Former PM Gyurcsány as a court witness

Monday, August 26th, 2013

Commentators from both the left and right agree that former Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsány has successfully stolen the show and managed to use the court hearing in a land swap deal to gain publicity and accuse his opponents of acting against national interest. READ MORE